The Origin of Life
USD 1887 | € 1602
"My work has always been very experimental. Recently, I started testing and learning the art of
glass blowing, and I was enchanted by this piece, which reminds me of a heart.
Thinking the color red as LIFE / DEATH, I started to work on the concept that would give details
to this piece. The idea of life pulsating in a cycle (blood) is present in the circular and hollow
shape of the work.
The curves at the top of the piece, surrounded by silver fillets, allude to the belly / breast of a
progenitor when life is being generated. At the end of the first silver fillet, there is an intersection
with a second fillet, creating the design of two spreading legs, in reference to Gustave Courbet's
work: The Origin of the World. In the middle, my signature is made through a ruby navete, which
represents the moment when a life is generated: the encounter, the fertilization.
Inside the piece, real red flowers were placed to reinforce life's signification by its red. The dryness process that will happen to them over time, makes a parallel between the constant
human maturation, whatever it is physical or ideal.
The vitrified flowers, especially the orchid, is a strong symbol of my creations, to me, they make
reference to the vulva and feminine. Here, it blooms in a poetic way and germinates as a form of
strength and resistance"